American revolution

Timeline created by Ezra T.
  • John Locke

    John Locke
    John Locke was an English Philosopher who was known for writing the 3 natural rights of man, Life, Liberty, and Property. He is sometimes called the Father of Liberalism. He was born August 29, 1632, and died October 8, 1704.
  • Charles Montesquieu

    Charles Montesquieu
    Charles Montesquieu was a French philosopher who first came up with the Idea of the separation of powers, claiming the the world does not need to be united under a single government or ruler.
  • Samuel Adams

    Samuel Adams
    Samuel Adams was one of the founding fathers of the United States. As the he was the Governor of Massachusetts he signed the Constitution. he was also very influential in the fight against taxation without representation. He was born September 27 1722, and died in October 2, 1803.
  • George Washington

    George Washington
    George Washington was a political leader, US general and the first president of the The United States. He devised one of the most Famous battles of the revolution where Washington and his troops sailed on small boats across the Delaware river and launched a surprise attack on British forces under the cover of darkness. He died December 14, 1799
  • Paul Revere

    Paul Revere
    Paul Revere was an American silversmith. He took part in the Boston tea party and devised a system of lanterns that warned the minutemen if the British were invading. It was these lanterns that warned Paul Revere of the British invading on April 18, 1775 that set up his infamous ride where he yelled "the British are coming, the British are coming!" as he rode from Boston to Concord. He died May 10 1818.
  • John Hancock

    John Hancock
    John Hancock is famous for being the first to sign the Declaration of Independence and for doing so in very large handwriting. He was also the President of the second continental congress through 1775 to 1777. He was born in January 3, 1737, and died in October 8, 1793.
  • Benedict Arnold

    Benedict Arnold
    Benedict Arnold was a senior officer for the Americans who is most famous for being a Traitor. His plot to hand West Port, a major american stronghold, was foiled when john Andre the head of British espionage in New York was found captured by colonist militia, they found documents revealing the plan and stopped it. While Andre was hanged Benedict Arnold escaped to the British. He was met well by King George lll but was distrusted by the generals and other leading officers. He died June 14, 1801
  • Thomas Jefferson

    Thomas Jefferson
    Thomas Jefferson was one of the Founding Fathers. He is most famous for being the author of the Declaration of Independence, as George Washington's Vice President, and as the third President of the United States. He died July 4, 1826.
  • French and Indian war

    French and Indian war
    The French and Indian war started over the argument of whether the upper Ohio River valley was the British empires so it could be used for trade, or if it belonged to the french. Both sides had Native American allies. eventually the British won but their losses caused them to raise taxes on the colonies, resulting in the Stamp Act, Boston Tea Party and more.
  • Alexander Hamilton

    Alexander Hamilton
    Alexander Hamilton was a founding father, and well known for defending the constitution. He started the US financial system and was the first secretary of the treasury, and got an important loan from France for the revolutionary war. He was part of George Washington's cabinet, and started the first two national banks. He was killed July 12, 1804 in a duel against Aaron Burr.
  • Stamp Act

    Stamp Act
    The British empire made a law that said any product using paper must be must be printed on stamped paper produced in, and imported from Britain. The stamps cost money and it was widely hated by all colonists, greatly encouraging the fight against the crown.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    The Boston Massacre was when British soldiers shot into a crowd of rioting colonists killing 5. while it was not really a massacre it was heavily publicized through propaganda and one of the biggest sparks that led to the Revolution in 1775.
  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    The Boston Tea Party was when sons of liberty protested the heavy tax on tea by dressing up as Indians and throwing 342 of crates of tea off of the ships into the water.
  • Give me Liberty or Give me Death

    Give me Liberty or Give me Death
    Give me Liberty or Give me Death is a quote from the speech by Patrick Henry which he gave to the Second Virginia convention, at St. Johns Church in Richmond Virginia.
  • Battles of Concord and Lexington

    Battles of Concord and Lexington
    The battles of Concord and Lexington were the first military engagements between the colonies and Britain. while the Americans only won the battle of concord it was still a major victory for the colonists, showing both the colonies and Britain that they could beat the British empire.
  • Start of Revolutionary war

    Start of Revolutionary war
    The revolutionary war was initiated by the Thirteen Colonies against Great Britain over taxation and the right of liberty. It lasted from April 19, 1775 to September 3, 1783.
  • Battle of Bunker Hill

    Battle of Bunker Hill
    When the colonists heard that the British were moving their troops to the hills in order to gain an advantage the colonies secretly moved their army to Bunker and Breeds hill. eventually it led to a battle and though the Americans lost it was a major motivation builder for the colonists.
  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
    The Declaration of Independence was a document that was written by Thomas Jefferson that said the Thirteen Colonies were officially opposing British rule and now consider themselves their own country.
  • Siege of Yorktown

    Siege of Yorktown
    The siege of Yorktown, also known as the Battle or Yorktown was the final battle of the Revolutionary War. It was a clear victory for the American fighters led by General George Washington and their allies the French, led by Jean-Baptiste Donatien de Vimeur, comte de Rochambeau. It lasted from September 28, to October 19, 1781
  • Treaty of Paris

    Treaty of Paris
    A treat signed in Paris by representatives of both The US and King George lll of great Britain, officially ending the revolutionary war.